"Our oceans -- which generate most of our oxygen, regulate our climate, and provide most of our population with sustenance -- are essential to all life on earth. Yet, our oceans face a threat as dangerous as any Pandora faced: ocean acidification."Many countries, including the US, depend on the Ocean for Food, Jobs, and Health. For most the Ocean is a place to vacation and visit, but for many countries it provides food and employment. The problem is pollution and acidification that is becoming a threat. I love seafood but have to be aware of where I get my food from. I don't want to think of a day when we can no longer eat from the ocean. We need to work together to preserve all wildlife for its beauty and for consumption.
We all need to take are part in recycling, living green, and supporting companies that are trying to help preserve the Ocean and the life with in it.
Dave Levitan It's No Accident: Study Says Oceans Acidifying at Unprecedented Rate.
"Acidification, or a decrease in pH of ocean water, is already starting to affect marine life. Oysters and other shellfish are particularly at risk, as are coral reefs and all the species that rely on them for habitat. According to the new study, the conditions that allow coral reefs to grow will be available in only five percent of the oceans by 2100. Today that number is 50 percent."Julie Whitty post on "The end of Myth", The ocean is a wildlife worth preserving.
"Only of late have we learned to see the ocean’s surprising vulnerabilities. That it’s neither infinite nor inexhaustible. That it’s the beleaguered terminus of all our downstream pollutants, part of a dynamic system intensely interactive with land and atmosphere and everything we do there. Only in the past decade has science discovered the ocean to be fragile in the way only really enormous things are fragile: with resilience teetering on the brink of collapse. Yet our behavior lags far behind our understanding, and the ocean awaits our enlightened action."
I am doing my part in recycling my waste correctly, giving up plastic bags with ConservingNow, and using non toxic cleaners like Better Life. Will you help us preserve this underwater wilderness?